The Bobcat Weekly

February 19, 2023 Issue #24

In the news....

Hello Students and Families!

As we embark on the 2nd week of the fifth grading period, I wanted to send out this edition of the Bobcat Weekly! There is new and important information in this edition that should help you navigate the week ahead and beyond successfully:

  1. UIL Academic Wins
  2. UIL Fine Arts Win
  3. Prom is Coming!
  4. No School
  5. Upcoming Testing

I hope you find this helpful!

Richard Penland, Principal

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UIL Academic Success!

This past weekend the Benbrook UIL Academic Team competed in the Grandview Invitational. We took home 11 individual medals and 2 team awards. Results:

Number Sense: Ben Nors 1st, Joseph Wilkinson 5th, and 1st Place Team (Ben Nors, Sam Nors, Joseph Wilkinson)

Math: Grace Donnell 5th

Calculator Applications: Joseph Wilkinson 3rd, Keneddy Kaiser 4th, Ben Nors 5th, Kourtney Brown 6th

Journalism - Editorial Writing: Kyla Moore 1st

Journalism - Headline Writing: Allison Fusilier 6th

Spelling: DJ Taiwo 4th, AY Taiwo 5th

Social Studies: 2nd Place Team (Malena Ramirez, Nathan Allison, Liliana Ordonez)

Our next competition is the District meet on March 25th here at Benbrook Middle-High School where we hope to win a third consecutive District Championship.

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The BMHS high school Art Department took 23 student artists to the Regional Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) Saturday, February 18th at Mansfield Timberview High School. VASE is the UIL competition for visual arts. Students create 100% original artworks, write about them and then present the works to judges who score and critique the artwork. All of the student artists did very well with most medaling earning top scores and one rising to the top and headed to the next level.

Sophia Jones (11th grade) is headed to STATE!!! Sophia created an artwork titled "12 ct" featuring all of her personal chickens. This composition was made with Prisma Color pencils. Sophia and Miss DeVaul will be going to San Antonio in April where the artwork will compete once more for a medal and a chance to become a Gold Seal Artwork. Gold Seal art is the best of the best and will travel around the state next year to various TAEA art events. We wish Sophia the best of luck and hope her piece is awarded those top honors!

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Hello Bobcats!

Prom 2023 is on its way and we have some information for you:

Theme- Masquerade (you may bring your own mask or one will be provided to your student for free at the door)

When- April 7th from 7pm-10pm (There is NO SCHOOL this day)

Where- Ridglea Country Club

Tickets- $80 (This includes a 3 Course Meal with purchase of ticket).

Forms- If your student is wanting to bring a date from outside of Benbrook High they will need to pick up a form starting Feb 21st from Miss DeVaul in rm 121. Forms will be due Mar 31, 2023

Due to having a 3 course meal, and having to give numbers to the Chef… ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED BY MARCH 31ST. WE WILL NOT SELL TICKETS AFTER THIS DATE.

Please contact with any questions.

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No School

There is no school on Monday, February 20th. Friday, February 24th will be an 'A' day.
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Upcoming Testing

Juniors and Seniors each have an upcoming test on March 1st. Juniors will be taking the SAT, while seniors will be taking the TSI.

Juniors are encouraged to link their College Board account to the free Khan Academy SAT resource, and can follow the instructions on this page to do so.

Most seniors needing to take the TSI are already enrolled in Texas College Bridge, which is a great TSI study program. Students are able to be exempt from the TSI through their SAT scores (530 Math, 480 Reading). See your English/Math teachers for questions about Texas College Bridge. For questions about TSI or SAT tests, please contact

Starting Tuesday, February 21 and going through Friday, March 10, our Emergent Bilingual 6th - 12th grade students will be taking the TELPAS (Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System) Test. The students who are taking this assessment have been given letters indicating date, time, and location of testing.

For more information about the state TELPAS test, visit site:

Interim Window 4 is fast approaching! Please make sure your students are at school -- on time to take their Interims. Tests and dates are as follows:

Math 6th - 8th grade Interims begin February 28th.

Science 8th grade Interims begin March 1st.

Social Studies 8th grade and US History (HS) Interims begin March 2nd.

Students must bring their Chrome/MacBooks fully charged and their chargers to be able to take the test.

If you have any questions or concerns about TELPAS or Interim testing, please contact Amy Jo Wagner at 817.815.7119 or email: